Monday, September 5, 2011

"blue skies tomorrow" by sarah sundin

When Helen Carlisle's husband is killed in World War II, she inwardly rejoices. Outwardly, however, she dutifully plays the role of the grieving widow--so that her young son, her in-laws, and the town will see her husband as a hero. After her husband has been gone for a year, Helen's father-in-law gives her permission to date again. She immediately begins seeing Lt. Raymond Novak, and their relationship progresses quickly--until one horrible night when everything falls to pieces. In the aftermath, Helen moves in with her in-laws, and Ray goes into combat. Not only is their love tested by the separation, but they both find themselves in situations for which they are ill prepared. If their love stands a chance, both Helen and Ray will have to face their demons and rely on God for strength.

Blue Skies Tomorrow is officially my favorite read of the summer! Captivating from the first page, it is also extremely thought provoking. I made the mistake of reading it on the way to church, and I ended up thinking about it throughout the sermon! The characters jumped off the page, and I ached for Helen (while simultaneously wanting to shake some sense into her). Author Sarah Sundin seamlessly weaved a heavy, timely plot into a fascinating WWII adventure story. Perhaps this is premature (as this is the first Sundin book I've read), but I'm going to go ahead and dub Sarah Sundin the historical fiction version of Karen Kingsbury. Yes, this book is that good!

Should you read it? Absolutely--without a doubt! Seriously, go buy it now!

About the author:
Sarah Sundin received the 2011 Writer of the Year Award from the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and her second novel A Memory Between Us is a finalist for an Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. Her stories are inspired by her great-uncle who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England during World War II.

Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. Visit with Sarah online at

To celebrate the release of Blue Skies Tomorrow, the final installment of the Wings of Glory series, Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Vintage Kindle Prize Package! 

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

One winner will receive:

* Kindle with Wi-Fi

* Handmade vintage apron for you and a friend (see a photo here)

* Blue Skies Tomorrow (for Kindle)

To enter just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, giveaway ends on 9/10. Winner will be announced on 9/12 at Sarah Sundin's blog. Details and official rules can be found when entering the contest.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Becky - thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ray & Helen's story - but I apologize for interfering with the sermon :)

  2. Now I will have to read this book! After the 9 other books I have waiting for me to read. Thanks for the suggestion.


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